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Google Cloud Firestore in Datastore Mode Playground

Up to 2h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


Google Cloud Firestore in Datastore mode is a fast and fully-managed NoSQL document-oriented database that lets you rapidally build and maintain databases for mobile and web applications. It provides you with a SQL-like query language named GQL, to let you easily query the database. Cloud Firestore skills in Google Cloud are essential for attaining certifications like the Professional Data Engineer certification. For such certifications and to build solutions in Google Cloud, a good grasp of Cloud Firestore in Datastore mode principles is needed.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment with creating and configuring a Cloud Firestore database. You'll have the permissions necessary to create a Cloud Firestore in Datastore mode database. Enjoy!

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer (PDE) candidates
  • Cloud practioners who want to work with NoSQL databases in Google Cloud


You may benefit from being familiar with Google Cloud Firestore in Datastore mode. The following labs cover this topic:

About the author

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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Google Cloud Firestore in Datastore Mode Playground